Police detain two Georgians after woman attempted to enter Turkey in luggage
ARTVİNTurkish police in the northeastern border province of Artvin detained two Georgians on Feb. 20 after one of them attempted to smuggle the other into Turkey in a luggage case.
Police teams on duty at the Sarp border gate in the Hopa district of Artvin found the woman inside the luggage that was carried by the suspect, S.A., during a border check after they became suspicious of the actions of the man.
Interrogating the duo, police found that the woman suspect, M.M., had been deported from Turkey three months ago for remaining in the country even after her visa expired.
Border teams detained the two suspects.
Three days earlier, a similar incident occurred at the Sarp Border Gate on Feb. 17. Police suspected a Georgian citizen, identified as D.T., who was trying to pass through the border with a large luggage. The police detected that someone was hiding in the luggage. They later detained two people after hearing their testimonies.